Oct 31st: What occurred?

Indira Gandhi was assassinated by Sikh extremists in 1984. Martin Luther published his “95 theses” in 1517, beginning the Protestant Reformation. Nevada became the 36th state in 1864. President Johnson halted bomb attacks in North Vietnam in 1968. The Lincoln Highway was dedicated in 1913. The disarmament crisis in Iraq began in 1998. Stalin’s body […]

Oct 21st: What occurred?

Edison lit the first light bulb (1879), a kamikaze attack occurred (1944), Von Braun transferred to NASA (1959), Eris photographed (2003), Medicine Lodge treaties signed (1867), North Korea nuclear deal made (1994), Vietnam War protests (1967), USS Constitution launched (1797), Magellan discovered strait (1520), Nightingale sent to Crimean War (1854). Thomas Edison lit a light […]

Oct. Revolution: What was it?

The October Revolution in 1917 brought a left-wing government to power in Russia led by Vladimir Lenin of the Bolshevik Party. It was the first communist rebellion of the 20th century and helped lay the foundations for Stalinism and the Cold War. The revolution occurred after the defeat of Tsarist government during the February Revolution. […]

Oct 13th: What occurred?

Italy declared war on Germany in 1943, shifting alliances in World War II. The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered in 1773, while the US Senate refused to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in 1999. The longitudinal meridian of Universal Time was established in 1884, and the White House’s construction began in 1792. The United States […]

Oct 15th: What occurred?

Millions protested the Vietnam War in the US (1969). China launched its first manned space mission (2003). Khrushchev was ousted from power in the Soviet Union (1964). The first human ascent took place in a hot air balloon (1783). Pierre Laval was executed for treason in France (1945). Progestin was synthesized for the first time […]

Oct 6th incident?

No evidence of weapons of mass destruction was found in Iraq, according to a report by US weapons inspector Charles Duelfer. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated by Muslim terrorists in 1981. The Jazz Singer, the first “talkie” film, was released in 1927. Thomas Edison demonstrated his movie camera, the “cinetograph,” in 1889. The first […]

Oct 1st: What occurred?

Yosemite National Park established in 1890, Nuremberg Trials convict 24 war criminals in 1946, Free Speech Movement protests at University of California in 1964, Gorbachev becomes leader of Soviet Union in 1988, first compact disc player goes on sale in 1982, NASA established in 1958, Mensa International founded in 1946, Polly Klass kidnapping leads to […]

Oct 9th: What occurred?

Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia, North Korea claimed to have tested its first nuclear weapon, German troops occupied Antwerp in WWI, NASA landed on the moon, Yale University was founded, Google bought YouTube, an international postal system was created, Laura Ingalls flew solo across the US, the last observable supernova occurred, and the SR-71 […]

Oct 5th: What occurred?

Truman asked US citizens to not eat meat on Tuesdays and Thursdays to free up grain for starving Europeans. Vanunu claimed Israel had nuclear weapons. PBS replaced NET. Kunst circled the world on foot for UNICEF. The “March on Versailles” marked a turning point in the French Revolution. The first baseball radio broadcast featured the […]

Oct 2nd event?

Nazi Germany’s “Operation Typhoon” to seize Moscow failed in 1941, leading to the deadly “Battle of Moscow.” The Tlatelolco massacre occurred during a student protest in Mexico in 1968. The Warsaw Uprising was suppressed by Nazis in 1944, resulting in the deaths of over 250,000 Polish citizens. Other events include the signing of the Electronic […]

Oct 24th: What occurred?

The Black Thursday crash of 1929 led to the Great Depression, while the 2008 Black Friday crash affected most Western stock markets. The UN was born in 1945, Truman declared an end to the war with Germany in 1951, and Eisenhower pledged military support to South Vietnam in 1954. Other events include the first transcontinental […]

Oct 16th: What occurred?

China detonated a nuclear bomb (1964), the US authorized the war in Iraq (2002), the Long March began in China (1934), the last smallpox diagnosis was made (1975), the Million Man March took place in Washington DC (1995), the Nazis established the Warsaw Ghetto (1940), Britain announced plans to ban handguns after the Dunblane massacre […]

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